Sexuality: Healthy View Towards
In the beginning God made them male and female.
Have you ever pondered why God created the first man male (masculine)
and the first woman female (feminine)? God did not create another man to
be a sexual companion to Adam, nor did He create another woman as a
sexual companion to Eve. God predestined the sexual union to be between
only a man and a woman, hence, He created Adam/Man and Eve/Woman. They
were perfectly created for each other sexually, spiritually,
emotionally, and physically. God gave them the ability to experience
deep pleasure and love for one another and the ability to bare children
for the world.
Healthy sexuality begins with attitude, hence if we
have an attitude that sexual relations with anyone we desire is
acceptable within our moral conscience we will have sex with anyone we
desire, even if we are married. This is a moral issue that reflects back
into the preconditioning of the human mind. “What one believes one
becomes.” We become what we believe”.
God created them male and female in the beginning
for a reason and that was to sanctify and bless marriage by keeping it
holy and pure. This ideal may seem old-fashioned and out-dated but
God’s principles do not change – people do.
Dating and having many sexual partners before marriage has caused
society to confuse LOVE with LUST, hence sexuality is distorted in its
thinking and becomes unhealthy. Anything other than the sexual union
between a married man and woman creates a distorted view of sexuality
and is not healthy.
Healthy sexuality is respecting persons and their
bodies. Healthy sexuality is respecting yourself and your body. Until
society can work its way into a healthy way to view the opposite sex,
sexuality will remain corrupted and distorted in its thinking. Because
this culture has lost respect for itself as a whole, its view of sex has
become one not built on love but built on sexual attraction. And
that view has caused numerous problems in marriage and family as
well as society in general.
Sexuality Issues and Concerns
Sexuality should be viewed as something beautiful
between a married man and woman and regarded without feelings of shame
or guilt. When we feel
guilty or shameful for something we did sexually that means we are doing
something wrong and against our moral conscience.
The lax views and attitudes of our young people today about
sexuality has become extremely unsafe and hazardous to their own
sexuality, especially since the arrival of HIV and AIDS in our society. Having
a laissez-faire attitude towards our sexuality has contributed to
numerous issues and problems within our society that have damaged the
sanctity of family and marriage.
LOVE is kind = considerate, caring, giving,
Lust is envy = jealous, greed, spite, resentment,
LOVE is not proud = humble, submissive,
Lust is self-seeking = selfish, rebellious, rude,
LOVE rejoices in the truth = God is love,
Love is God = Wisdom, Holy Spirit,
Lust delights in evil = Satan, sin, wicked,
iniquitous, immoral, and dishonest
Sexual immorality is a temptation we all must face
on a daily basis. God doesn’t forbid sexual sins just to be difficult.
God knows its power to destroy people’s lives physically and
spiritually. God wants to protect us from damaging ourselves with
immoral sexual desires. Sex
outside of the marriage relationship always hurts someone.
It hurts God because it shows that we care more about our own
lustful desires than Him.
Paul said in Corinthians, “Do you not know that
your body is the a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you
have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price
(Jesus Christ death freed us from sin). Therefore, honor God with your
body” 1 Corinthians 6: 19-20
Many people believe they have the right to do
whatever they want with their own bodies.
And they think this is freedom, but really, they are enslaved to
their own lustful and sinful desires – they are in bondage and a slave
to their own lustful desires and
this is a negative and destructive way to view sexuality.
has been given moral principles for very good reasons - biblical
principles are our stepping-stones towards eternal life with God. When
we have a healthy attitude about our sexuality and when we learn to
respect others and their bodies we can be free to actually love others
wholly and completely without sexual temptations getting in the way. God
created all the principles we need to live healthy, productive, sexually
pure lives right here on earth.
We must teach our youth about sexual abstinence until
marriage and the purity of marriage.
Copyright 2008 Angie Lewis – Heaven Ministries